LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2006--City National Bank,California's Premier Private and Business Bank(R), announced todaythat it is offering RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and podcast feedsto clients and others who visit its Website at www.cnb.com.
RSS allows users to subscribe to content from any Website thatoffers an RSS feed. Using a news reader or "aggregator," subscriberscan view the content on their desktops and have it updatedautomatically each time the feed is revised. Podcasting enablessubscribers to automatically receive audio files over the Internet andlisten to those files on their computers or to load them onto portabledevices, such as MP3 players.
Initially, all company-issued news releases, as well as dailyforeign exchange commentary and weekly "Market Perspectives" from CityNational's Chief Investment Officer Richard A. Weiss, will beavailable in RSS. "Market Perspectives," which highlights economictrends and market activity each week, also will be made available asan audio file that can be played directly from the Website orregularly downloaded with a free podcast subscription.
"As a private and business bank, we strive to deliver value-addedcontent that will help our clients build their businesses and growtheir personal wealth," said Mark H. Middlebrook, City National'ssenior vice president and manager of eCommerce. "With this newtechnology, we're able to make it even easier for them to access thisimportant information and keep up-to-date on what's happening with thebank, the economy and the markets."
City National is making its expert content available through RSSfeeds and podcasts to provide yet another option for clients who valuethe information, but have little time to browse the Web or siftthrough online content. Moreover, those who prefer to get theirinformation "on the go" can download and listen to "MarketPerspectives" and other content on their MP3 players.
City National is one of the first financial institutions in thenation to utilize RSS feeds and podcasts as alternative solutions forclients. The bank plans to expand its offerings with additionalcontent - including economic forecasts, executive speeches and othertimely information - in the coming months.
About City National
City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) is a financial servicescompany with $14.6 billion in total assets. Its wholly ownedsubsidiary, City National Bank, is California's Premier Private andBusiness Bank(R). The bank provides banking, investment, and trustservices through 55 offices, including 12 full-service regionalcenters, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and NewYork City. City National and its affiliates manage or administerapproximately $39.6 billion in client trust and investment assets,including more than $19.3 billion under direct management.
For more information about City National, visit the company'sWebsite at cnb.com.
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